North Dakota, Youngstown State football game canceled


ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Valley Football Conference said Wednesday it has canceled the North Dakota at Youngstown State game scheduled Saturday.

The league said in a release that the Penguins played a league-high seven games in eight weeks this spring and determined they could not play the game. The school said its players need to focus on academics.

North Dakota (4-1) will share the league title with Missouri State and the winner of Saturday’s game between South Dakota State and North Dakota State.

The 16-team FCS playoff bracket is set to be announced Sunday morning. The winner of the SDSU-NDSU game earns the league’s automatic berth into the postseason.

The FCS title is scheduled May 16 in Frisco, Texas.

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